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The UK government has confirmed its commitment to move forward with the construction and operation of Hinkley Point C, the first new nuclear plant to be licensed in the United Kingdom since 1987. As a condition, the British government has stated that it will take a special or “golden” share to prevent the sale of significant ownership interests in Hinkley Point C and future nuclear plants without the government’s consent. However, such a condition should not impose a significant impediment to development of new nuclear power in the UK. In that regard, the condition is no more onerous (and probably less burdensome) than existing requirements in the United States to obtain Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approval for direct or indirect changes in ownership.